RESUMÉ

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Professional & Personal References Available upon Request
ME. Tech-savvy, Inquisitive, Charlotte-based, Solo Attorney and Web Developer with a background in Litigation, pre-trial research, and complex briefings. Experienced First Chair counsel in Superior Court jury trials, and arguing before the Court of Appeals. Able to understand virtually any subject through self-study; talented public speaker able to explain complex and technical ideas to lay-persons; Experienced Manager, Entrepreneur, and Graphic Design Artist.
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LICENSURE

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North Carolina State Bar ⋆ June 2010 - Present
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
BAR No. 41031.

EXPERIENCE

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Professional Career Experience ⋆ June 2010 - Present
⋆ in reverse chronological order ⋆

FLETCHER LEGAL, PLLC

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Offices in Charlotte & Monroe, North Carolina ⋆ July 2019 - Present

TRIAL ATTORNEY ⋆ WEB DESIGNER ⋆ AUTOMATED LEGAL SOLUTIONS

DESIGNED A NEW TYPE OF LAW FIRM. Built and managed a new and unique type of law practice focused on helping solo attorneys improve their online presence, automate routine practices, and convert paper forms to web forms, thus reducing client expenses, improving accuracy, lowering overhead, and freeing up attorney time.

AUTOMATED EXPUNGEMENTS. Learned WordPress, built multiple personal and client websites, and developed the first online Expungement website in North Carolina.

AUTO-GENERATED PDF’s. Expanded the idea of automated Expungements to include automation of many commonly used legal forms, including regularly used Motions, Certificates, and client letters.

IMPROVED PROFITABILITY. Expanded reliable book of client business first developed in 2010.

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CAPTIVA RESTAURANT GROUP, LLC

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Locations in Asheville, SouthPark, Blakeney, and Lake Norman, North Carolina
November 2015 - July 2019

MANAGER

LEADERSHIP. Learned how to effectively manage large groups of diverse people. Recruited, interviewed, hired, trained, and managed entire restaurant staff during the opening of two new restaurants.

RESPONSIBILITY. Liable for developing weekly schedules, conducting store inventory and ordering, and establishing relationships with vendors and distributors.

PROFESSIONALISM. Advanced from hourly staff to salaried management by exhibiting honest, consistent, reliable, hard-work. This accomplishment proves my ability to succeed in any line of work.

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LAW OFFICE OF DEREK R. FLETCHER, PLLC

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Offices in Charlotte & Cornelius, North Carolina ⋆ June 2010 - Jan 2015

SOLO TRIAL ATTORNEY

SOLO TRIAL ATTORNEY. Focus on Criminal Defense (especially DWI & Traffic), Expunging Criminal Records, and Organizing Small Businesses, while helping to resolve their legal conflicts.

ENTREPRENEUR. Organized, planned, and built a profitable business during one of the Nation’s worst economic recessions. Responsible for business operations, Networking, Client Generation and Retention, Billing, Bookkeeping and Accounting, and every other task required of a business owner. Able to prove profitability while simultaneously building a reliable book of client business.

TEACHER & MENTOR. Recruited, hired, and trained diverse staff, including 2L and 3L law-student interns. Created internal training program(s), assigned projects, provided students practical, real-world experience by requiring regular court attendance and assistance on client matters. Assigned regular research projects relevant to ongoing cases, provided feedback, and regularly communicated with school personnel.

PROFITABILE. Developed and grew reliable book of client business first beginning in 2010.

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EDUCATION

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Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Studies ⋆ August 2005 - May 2008
⋆ in reverse chronological order ⋆

APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW

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Grundy, Virginia ⋆ August 2005 - May 2008

JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE (J.D.)

ACADEMIC. Graduated in the top one-third class of 2008.

DEDICATED. Completed 14 week internship with Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office; able to practice law with limited practice license.

EXCEPTIONAL. Obtained highest Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam Score in School History to date.

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CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE

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Jefferson City, Tennessee ⋆ August 2001 - May 2005

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (B.A.)

MAJOR STUDY: Political Science

MINOR STUDY. History

TEAM-PLAYER. Three years Army R.O.T.C.

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LEGAL SKILLS

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LEGAL RESEARCH 85%
TRIAL ADVOCACY & LITIGATION 92%
OFFICE MANAGEMENT, TRAINING & SUPERVISION 76%
NEW BUSINESS / NETWORKING / CLIENT DEVELOPMENT 87%
CIVIL LITIGATION / DISCOVERY / BILLING 58%

TECHNICAL SKILLS

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HARDWARE / NETWORKS / USER & SERVER OS's 94%
GRAPHICS & IMAGES / PHOTOSHOP 73%
WEB DESIGN / WORDPRESS 93%
VIDEO EDITING / OBS / PREMIER 68%
LOCAL AND REMOTE OFFICE EQUIPMENT / PRINTERS / FTP-SFTP / REMOTE 98%
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